A bus service into the heart of a country park in Brighton starts running again this weekend.

Most of Stanmer Park north of Brighton is now open again following the easing of foot-and-mouth restrictions.

The number 78 bus will run every Sunday from this weekend until October 28. It will also operate on bank holiday Mondays.

Buses will leave Old Steine hourly from 10am until 5pm except at 1pm stopping at North Street, Brighton Station, London Road, Oxford Street and Lewes Road on the way.

Buses return from Stanmer Park at half past each hour (except 1.30pm) until 5.30pm.

Fares are £1 single with Countycard holders and children half price.

Adults can take up to four children with them free.

The bus route is provided through a partnership between Brighton and Hove City Council and the Sussex Downs Conservation Board.

Lead parks councillor Mike Middleton said: "Each time people use the 78 bus, they will help protect the green lung of Brighton by reducing pollution, noise and visual intrusion caused by cars in the park."

Foot-and-mouth restrictions mean there is still no access to Stanmer Village or the cafe.

The bus will turn round just before Stanmer House and the church.